I'm a Unicorn

Monday 5 November 2018

I haven't been very clever with my costume this year. Every year I usually go with something a little more dark and interesting. This year is the first year in a while I went with a more happier costume. A unicorn! How original! I know, practically everyone was a unicorn this year. But, I was thinking about how pale I am and thought might as well be a unicorn. Unicorns can come in different colours of course but I'm thinking of those beautiful, traditional, white, majestic looking unicorns! I actually quite enjoyed the simple costume this year. And I only had to spend a couple of dollars on a headband and that was it. Everything else was from my own closet. 

What did you guys dress up as for Halloween? Did you do anything exciting? 

My Fall Lipstick Picks 2018!

Thursday 18 October 2018

When fall comes around I love to bring out the darker shades. Here are my top picks this year! 
Also, excuse the no-makeup face, I just haven't felt like wearing makeup lately. I feel i've just been too tired to deal with it and that kind of sucks but at the same time it feels great. A little mascara and some lipstick and i'm out the door. 

(From left to right)
YSL - Le Rouge
Laura Mercier Velour Lovers - An Affair
Burberry Lip Velvet - Oxblood

(From top to Bottom)
Too Faced Melted Chocolate Liquified lipstick - Chocolate
Too Faced Melted Matte lipstick - Drop Dead Red
Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink - 45 - Escapist

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1 - Burberry Lip Velvet in the shade "Oxblood"

This lipstick is my most favourite out of every one that I own. I've been using it for a couple of years and the colour is gorgeous, especially in the fall. It's my staple piece every fall. Also, the lipstick case is magnetic so that's pretty great.

2 - Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink  in the shade "45 - escapist"

I don't use this one too often but I like to wear it on those days where I want something more dark, intense, and edgy. It's not the easiest to apply, especially if you don't use a lip pencil, which I normally don't ever. I will have to start doing it with this one. Other than than, it applies well over the lips, in my opinion. I didn't get much of an uneven texture and colour like I would with many other dark lipsticks. I will add, though, that this product does leave a weird feeling or a tingling on the lips. If that kind of thing bothers you, I would say stay away from this one.

3 - YSL Limited Edition Lipstick in the shade "Le Rouge"

This was a new purchase. I never tried ysl lipsticks before but I was in need of a new red lip because my other ones were getting old. This shade is so gorgeous. It's the perfect elegant, red lip. This is a great all year round shade.

4 - Too Faced Melted Chocolate in the shade "Chocolate Honey"

I use this one quite a bit. Sometimes fully applied, other times I just dab a tiny bit to my lips. I'm always a fan. I tend to wear this one all year 'round as well. I find it a very calm shade. 

5. Laura Mercier in the shade  "An Affair"

Okay, this shade wasn't turning out right on camera, it was coming off more red, so I searched back through photos where I was wearing it to show it's true colour. It's a deep plum shade that really stands out. It's gorgeous for the fall. 

6. Too Faced Melted Matte in the shade "Drop Dead Red"

I've been trying this dark red-brown shade recently and i've been really loving it. It's matte and really pigmented. It applies really well. It's so intense that it's a bit difficult to take it especially without makeup remover which I actually don't use because I rarely wear anything besides mascara and eyeshadow on a daily basis. Sometimes I add a bit of shimmer eyeshadow on top (second photo) to make it a little more fun. 

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Which shade was your favourite? And what has been your staple lipstick this fall?


Monday 10 September 2018

I'm a little late posting these photos! I was busy visiting family and friends back home but i'm finally back and I figured I should post these photos since summer is almost over. I adored this outfit so much. And so did everyone else. It was from forever21. It was such a comfortable, light outfit for those summer days and looked super cute. The bag is from Aldo. I bought so many cute bags there this summer. Every time a new one came out I ended up buying it because they were all so cute.

Yellow & green eyeshadow to match the outfit! 

I remember the weather was so beautiful this day! <3

Have a great week everyone! 

xx - Kelsey

Unfortunate Events

Tuesday 14 August 2018

Hey Guys!! How's summer going for ya? I'm excited to go home and see my family soon. The weather here has been wonderful. There have been tons of heat warnings so some days were a little too warm, but I didn't mind too much because it won't be long and it will be cold again so I'll enjoy the warm summer while it's here. Unfortunately, last month we had a forest fire and it was so close to my place that it was kind of scary. Everyone on my street had to evacuate. The forest is literally right behind my house so when I got out of school and my sister called me to tell me that everyone had to evacuate and she had to leave, it was a little scary. We couldn't even drive up to get her, neither could her boyfriend because the roads were blocked off. The fire started behind the street just before mine and the wind was blowing it in the direction towards my house. I was so worried. The house two houses away from mine almost caught fire, the bridge however, did catch fire and luckily the father of the person who lived there had just been allowed to enter the apartment to get her pets and that's when he noticed the fire on the back deck and luckily there was a firefighter close by and managed to put out the fire right away. If he hadn't been close by, or if that man hadn't been allowed to go retrieve his daughters pets, apparently, that house would have gone up in flames in seconds, and flames would have been shooting off in the whole neighbourhood. And the fact that my house was only two away and the wind was blowing in that direction, I wouldn't have had a home to come home to. And that's really scary. That was the only house hurt by the fire, fortunately. The funny thing was, I didn't even find it hot that day. There were hotter days. And I remember leaving that morning thinking it wasn't that warm, I had even left with a jacket. So, I wasn't definitely shocked. We've had hotter days since then and everything's been fine. Maybe the weather that day had been dry and because we hadn't had rain for a while which made the land dry. I honestly don't know. I'm just grateful everything turned out okay and I was allowed to go back home that night. 

Moving on, I'm wearing a very chill outfit in this post. Everything I am wearing is actually old pieces I pulled out of my wardrobe. I've had these pants for about two years but I still wear them to this day because they are easy to throw on and they go with most things because of it's denim appearance. They are also good to wear when it's warmer because it isn't tight to the skin or isn't a warm material. Always comfy in my opinion. This top, however, is even older. I have had it since I was probably 14. I bought it in the women's section, don't worry, so it still fits perfect. I haven't worn it very much. Honestly, I probably wore it maybe two or three times since I've owned it. But, I've always like it. It's not an everyday type of top for me. It just feels more special for some reason and I like to pull it out every once in a while and make it a statement because there's something about the colours that just stands out so much to me. 
The bag is newer. It's from Aldo, and I originally bought it just so I would have something big enough to fit my iPhone 7plus in when I don't have any pockets. It came with a shoulder strap as well which is how I usually wear it. But it's fun to wear the belt every once in a while and I thought this outfit was the perfect time to wear it like that. It adds to the laid back, comfortable look. It's cute, and I love the quilted look with the gold accents. There were other colours that were also nice (RED!) 

Funny story about this bag. I'm a very paranoid, anxious person so when I go anywhere I always check to make sure I have everything a million times. And when i'm leaving a public place I always constantly check to make sure I still have everything. Which is why I'm so confused how I managed to do something stupid. I had got on the bus one day and as usual I would check to make sure I had everything but when I got off the bus I managed to leave my purse on the seat! I also had another bag so it's not like I left empty handed. I went home and never even thought of it. When I enter my house I always look to make sure I have everything as well but I didn't this time. Maybe I assumed it was in my bag, I'm not sure. The only reason I don't know is because I didn't realize it was missing until the very next day. My sister asked to borrow something which was in my purse and I couldn't find it so I just ignored it thinking I layed it down somewhere and didn't want to search to hard for it. That night I started looking again and still couldn't figure out where I put it to. All the places where I might have put it around the house were void of any purse. That's when I started using my brain and trace back my steps and then it occurred to me that I might have left it on the bus. I felt so stupid and I was panicking very quietly on the inside. I was trying to convince myself that it didn't happen and tried searching around again hoping that I would find it even thought I'm searching in places i've already checked four times. I was thinking someone had definitely stolen it. I mean, it's been a whole day, I had left it there the day before, this was the next day, there was no way it was still around. Someone would have seen it on the seat and snatched it. I had cash in it as well which was quite stupid of me, I know. You should never go around with cash in your purse, I learned my lesson. There might have been about $200 in cash? So, I figured, yep for sure that's gone. The next day I called the bus's building just to be sure thinking maybe, just maybe someone would be kind enough to do the right thing. My sister denied it saying, "No, that's gone! Are you crazy? Someone took that, you can't trust people in here!" And I didn't want to believe it so we called the place and asked about the purse and the lady on the phone was saying, "yes there is a black purse here that fits that description" and then my hope grew larger. That joy of believing that things end up all right in the end no matter how bad things are in the beginning. Because no matter how many bad things happen to me, they always turn out right in the very end, so that's the hope I had held on to when initially calling the bus place. However, I did have it in my mind that the money was probably gone. Thinking someone might have just taken the money and gave the purse to the driver. Surprisingly, I actually wasn't too upset about that, I was just happy to have my purse back and everything else in it. But the lady on the phone was like "There's about $200 in cash" and my heart just exploded! If the wrong person had found that purse, I probably wouldn't still have it or at least lost $200. But, I was very lucky that an angel was the one to find it and had kindly given it to the driver. 
Just so you know, I didn't have any information in there so I don't have to worry that someone could have stolen my identity or something crazy like that. But how lucky was I? 
I have such bad luck with these kind of things and my other sister that I live with keeps telling me, "You really do have bad luck don't you?" because things like that keep happening to me and she definitely notices. But, like I said, it always turns out okay in the end and everything falls into place.
And because of that bad luck thing, my sister assumed that the forest fire and the possibility of losing our house was more bad luck on me. She literally prayed to God saying "I know Kelsey has really bad luck but don't you think she's had enough." I almost cried laughing when she told me that. She wasn't blaming God, she was just asking him to make everything better and save our home. 
But, anyways, I managed to have my purse back two days later and huge amount stress had been lifted off my shoulders.

Anyways, things are quite good right now. The weather is fine, i'm going home soon and i'm certainly enjoying this big bag of peanut m&m's that I have beside me. 
How has your summer been. Any interesting stories? Let me know in the comments.

Anyways, I think I've written enough for today so i'll leave you with a few fun edits I did this day. They are quite magical. We all wish to have a bit of magic don't we. Oh, how great life would be. But, we do find it in other ways and it unexpected places. So, I guess magic really is all around us, we just have to look for it and believe in it.

xx - Kelsey

Forever21 jumpsuit.

Thursday 5 July 2018

I bought this jumpsuit a couple of months ago and the weather has finally been perfect enough to start wearing it. I wore it this day with a black t-shirt underneath because although it was warm outside, it wasn't that warm. These past few days, however, has gotten really hot and i'm happy we're finally getting all this sunshine. I styled the jumpsuit with some black sneakers (my favourite sneakers ever) because I was on the rocks and I wanted to be comfortable.

Also, I haven't really been the best at keeping this blog updated lately. Actually, I've been horrible at it. I've just been really busy and also quite stressed with having too much to do and living on barely any sleep. I have literally been getting migraines from the lack of sleep. Pulling all nighters and just continuing on with the next day even though you hadn't gone to be the night before is not good. Especially if it's almost two nights in a row. But, I think i've finally caught up on my sleep and I am feeling much more awake. Still a bit stressed but better. I will try to update more often.

Btw, how is everyone's summer going? Since the weather has finally picked up, i'm super excited. Looks like it's going to be a beautiful week ahead! Yeah buddy!

Spring/Summer Candles (B&BW)

Friday 8 June 2018

Blue Calvin

Friday 27 April 2018

I've been really loving this Calvin Klein sweater recently. The colour is just perfect and the sweater itself is really cute and fits perfectly. I had been choosing between this colour and an orange one which was also really nice but I ended up picking the blue. My sister ended up getting the orange one a few days later.  The blue colour of this sweater is so vibrant, it makes me loves it so much. What do you guys think? 

Also, How is everyones Spring going? The past few days here have been gorgeous and it makes me so happy. Unfortunately, we'll be getting rain for the rest of this week, I think. I swear April just started a week ago, and now it's almost May. That's insane.

xx - Kelsey 


Saturday 24 March 2018

So, here's the thing. As a child I had a navy raincoat that I really, really loved. All my sisters had one but in different colours. It had plaid lining on the inside and I remember wearing it with my navy Dalmatian rubber boots that I also really loved. I've been on the search for a nice raincoat for a while now. I bought a cool metallic, iridescent looking one last year and although it looked totally awesome, it was super noisy. Every time I moved it was like crumpling paper. What I really wanted was a navy raincoat, something similar to the one that I had when I was younger. My sister came home the other day with a new purchase of a gorgeous yellow trench rain coat. I was in love. It was so nice. I figured I would get one of those in navy because there were so many colours. I even tried her yellow coat on and thought it was really nice. I finally went to the store yesterday to see them in person, try them on and decide the right colour for me (there were a few other colours I liked as well.) I tried the ebony colour and just didn't like the way it looked on me and the white trench with rose gold buttons were only in larger sizes so that one wasn't even an option :(. But the navy was there and that one mattered the most. But on my way toward the trench raincoats, I came across a smaller, more loosely fitted raincoat just hanging around that is pretty similar to the one I always wanted and thought "I'll come back for that." I went over, picked out the trench raincoats, came back and grabbed the other one and went to try them on. It was really hard to choose. I tried both on, back and forth so many times.  I texted everyone for their opinions and they all replied with "The trench, it's so stylish." I did love it but I think you know which one I picked. I picked the other one. It fits so much more comfortably, better for layering in this colder weather, but thin and perfect for summer rain. The inside is lined with stripes, similar to me old one, am I right? It's not always about buying what looks good, it's what feels good and what will make you happy. This simple raincoat is everything I have been looking for and I'm so happy with it!

 Raincoat : ONLY // Sweater : Dressgal // Jeans : Garage // Shoes : SuzyShier (old) 

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